Concerned That There May Be More Victims
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reports that it is concerned that there are more victims of Joey Scott Casto, 57, a Buffalo Town Council member and former softball coach.
Casto was arrested Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, and charged with Violating a Personal Protective Order by repeatedly placing himself within five feet of a protected girl-which the Putnam County Magistrate Court is prohibiting him from doing.
In a news release published October 3rd, 2014, on Facebook, Putnam County Sheriff Steve L. Deweese states:
"This investigation into Joey Casto has been ongoing for some time and the situation continues to be investigated, it has been our concern from the start that there are more victims than we are aware of. Joey Casto is a long time resident of Buffalo WV and has been heavily involved in coaching young girls in various sports for years and is currently a member of the Buffalo Town Council. If anyone is a victim, knows a victim, or has information that can further our investigation we urge you to contact Detective Leport at our office by calling 304-586-0256 extension 2251 or Mrs. Leslie Forbis our Victims Liaison at 304-586-0256 extension 2259."
Though he is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a 13-year-old girl, that he coached, Casto has yet to be charged for any of those messages. Because she is a juvenile, PutnamLIVE.com is not publishing her name.
Casto was released from custody after posting a $20,000 cash bond.
Publisher’s note: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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Mugshot courtesy of the Putnam County Sheriffs Department.